Tehran is ready to act as a mediator for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and hopes its plan will help achieve sustainable peace. This is what Special Envoy of the President of Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told RIA Novosti.
“Taking into consideration the importance of this issue and Iran’s good ties with both countries, that is, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as the special conditions and sensitivity in this region, Iran has always seriously declared its willingness to contribute to the establishment of ceasefire, launch of dialogue and establishment of peace and tranquility,” Araghchi said when asked if Iran is ready to act as a mediator in the process of settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Araghchi stressed that by “clarifying” the details of the Iranian initiative to the partners, Tehran “has treated consideration of the stage for the conflict extremely carefully and has taken into consideration the goals of Azerbaijan and Armenia.”
He added that Iran hopes its plan will continue to pave the way for sustainable peace in Nagorno-Karabakh, yet stated that this isn’t easy since there are many problems, including interference beyond the region and interference from those who don’t want peace in the region. Araghchi didn’t clarify which party he referred to, but earlier, he had told RIA Novosti that Russia and Turkey can be involved in the settlement.